Upcoming Publishing Events
By Kellie Smith, Erin Evett and Rosie Burgoyne
Inside Faber: Production
30 March, 7:00 p.m.
Join Faber for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of their Production Department. The event offers a unique opportunity to gain an insight into production, one of the lesser known departments within book publishing. The event is an online exclusive, free for Faber Members, which you can join for free via the link here.
Meet and Mingle Online: BookMachine & SYP Mixer
31 March, 6:00–7:00 p.m.
This free mixer evening from the Society of Young Publishers and BookMachine will bring together two vibrant publishing communities for a night of networking, mingling and chatting online. Hosted on the virtual networking platform, Wonder, the event promises to provide the perfect opportunity to meet other professionals in publishing, swap tips and share ideas with one another. The event is free for all members of BookMachine and SYP and you can find out more information about the event or joining either of the two groups via the link here.
Author Signing – Daisy Buchanan, 'Careering'
2 April, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Meet Daisy Buchanan, author of the immensely popular Insatiable, at the Deal Bookshop as she signs copies of her new dark comedy about modern womanhood, Careering. It focuses on two magazine employees who mount a chaotic rebellion against their jobs, which they felt have significantly drained them. For information on how to purchase a copy of Careering in advance, please click here.
A Reciprocity Circle of Publishing Goodness
6 April, 5:00 p.m.
Building connections with professionals across the industry can be invaluable. But how can you get started on your journey of networking? Look no further! This is an unmissable event for anyone looking to grow their network of publishing professionals. Taking place at the London Book Fair, this is a great opportunity to make valuable connections with people across the industry, including agents, authors and publishers. This is a free event to all attendees of the London Book Fair. So, if you’re attending, don’t miss your chance to join this brilliant networking event and start building those valuable relationships. You can register here.
The Miraculous Journey of Humanity: How Our Species Can Survive and Thrive with Oded Galor
6 April, 8:00 p.m.
Be sure to join Oded Galor, author of The Journey of Humanity, at this live event where the esteemed author will discuss his notions on human progress. You definitely won’t want to miss the opportunity to listen to this insightful conversation with British journalist Kamal Ahmed, which will explore ideas around how humans came to be where they are now and how they will thrive in future. Tickets here.
Gower St Presents New Voices: Catherine Prasifka with Naoise Dolan
7 April, 6:30 p.m.
Don’t miss out on this inspiring event where up-and-coming Irish authors Catherine Prasifka and Naoise Dolan will be discussing their debut novels. Prasifka will be talking about her debut novel None of This is Serious. The book focuses on Sophie, a graduating student and feeling the pressures of growing into adult life as she navigates relationships, the online world and her feelings towards her body and emotions. Naoise Dolan’s best-selling debut novel Exciting Times has often been compared to the sensation Normal People by Sally Rooney. Exploring themes of power, politics and love, Dolan's novel follows Ava as she navigates life in Hong Kong. For more information and ticket prices, click here.
The Self-Publishing Conference
9 April, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Self-Publishing Conference is the UK's only specialised self-publishing event, with sessions on all aspects of publishing, from writing to production, marketing to distribution, and everything in between. The event also provides a unique opportunity for authors to meet with like-minded individuals, exchange ideas and hear from and ask questions of those working in the self-publishing world. The conference, which is now in its eighth year, is supported and sponsored by several well-known organisations, including Writers' & Artists', Nielsen, and The Book Guild Ltd. The event will feature speakers from The Booksellers Association, the Society of Authors, the Writers Guild of Great Britain (among others), bestselling fiction author Sophie Hannah and experienced professionals from editing, marketing, production, design and distribution. The event focuses on educating, informing and inspiring authors who have published or are considering publishing their work. The day attracts a wide range of authors, from fiction and children's to non-fiction and business, and is tailored to delegates' specific knowledge gaps. The registration fee includes all refreshments, lunch, a drinks reception and a 'goody bag'! Admission is £85.00. You can find complete information about the conference speakers and sessions on this website. After completing the registration form, you will receive an email with a list of the sessions you can attend.